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Is the Pakistan Super League a viable business opportunity?

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Can Hamdard thrive in the era of the millennial consumer?

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How Tetra Pak helped bring packaged milk to Pakistan

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Sustainable solution to Pakistan’s problems lie in structural reforms, believe analysts

Pakistan will have to push for fiscal consolidation and taxation reforms under the forthcoming IMF programme and move away from reliance on borrowing and foreign support to shore up the economy

Jazz failed to build Veon into the WeChat of Pakistan. That’s why it will succeed

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Amazon does not have a Pakistan presence. These Pakistani entrepreneurs are selling on it anyway

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Social impact or pursuit of profit? Some entrepreneurs pick both

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How to fix the Pakistani economy: Dr S Akbar Zaidi

Technocratic solutions are not enough; Pakistan needs to have major political parties agree on the broad contours of economic policy

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How to fix the Pakistani economy: Dr Akmal Hussain

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